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How to Knock Down Siege Ladders in Mount and Blade: Bannerlord

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord – Increasing your influence

Mount and Blade: Bannerlord, the sequel to the cult classic feudal wargame, is a massive hit. The game features the same core setup from previous games. You are a pauper lord, just trying to survive and thrive in the medieval nightmare of Calradia. Your goal is to gain influence and build a true kingdom of your own. More ambitious leaders might even seek to unite the land under their banner.

Siege Ladders can be pretty annoying when trying to defend a keep. in the previous games, these static ladders would spawn in and players would have to rush their army forward and up a single ladder. Sieges were very simple, and a giant pain to fight in as an attacker. The defenders now have a larger map to defend in Mount and Blade: Bannerlord, and more mechanics to contend with. Attackers also have to properly manage their forces, as well as protect the actual siege equipment.

And yes, that includes siege ladders in Mount and Blade: Bannerlord. These tools are vital to scaling castle walls. And as a defender, you can actually knock them off of the walls.

How to Knock Down Siege Ladders in Mount and Blade: Bannerlord

You must consider a few things before you can knock back a siege ladder. For one thing, the ladder must be empty of any enemy troops. Any ladder with someone climbing on it cannot be taken off of the wall.

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You must also find and equip a unique long tool called a fork. These pronged poles can be found around the walls. They will usually be placed upright right near where the ladders connect to the battlements. Grab the fork and then aim toward the ladder. You should get an on-screen prompt when you are close enough to knock it down. Push F to knock the ladder down.

There, you now know how to knock over siege ladders in Mount and Blade: Bannerlord. Use that knowledge to your advantage and start clearing the walls.

Other things you might want to learn are how to properly manage your party’s size and movement speed. No use building a massive army if it’s too slow to fight. Smithing and other crafting disciplines are key to outfitting your troops. And knowing how to deal with rival lords and vassals is key to actually building that army.

The skill system in the sequel is also much more complex. The act of engaging in everything from trade to diplomacy depends on the skills you bring to the table. You might want to work on raising key stats, like Charm, if you plan on being successful.

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